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Falak-ol-Aflak Castle
Falak-ol-Aflak Castle
Falak-ol-Aflak Castle is a castle situated on the top of a large hill with the same name within the city of Khorramabad , the regional capital of Lorestan province , Iran . This gigantic structure was built during the Sassanid era (226-651) .
The Khoramabad River runs past the eastern and south-western side of the Falak-ol-Aflak hill providing the fortress some natural protection on those sides . Today , the western and northern sides of the hill are bordered by the residential districts of Khorramabad .
Falak-ol-Aflak castle is amongst the most important structures built during the Sassanid era . It has been known by a number of names since it was built over 1800 years ago . Recorded names have referred to it as Shapur-Khast or Sabr-Khast fortress , Dezbaz , Khoramabad castle , and ultimately the Falak-ol-Aflak Castle .
Soltani Mosque of Borujerd
Soltani Mosque of Borujerd
The Soltani Mosque of Borujerd is a large mosque in the centre of Borujerd , in the province of Lorestan , western Iran .
The edifice was built in the Qajar period atop the ruins of an older mosque , which had been probably built in the 10th century AD . Soltani means related to Sultan , which refers to Fath Ali Shah Qajar , who ordered this building to be rebuilt .
The stone inscription on the surface of its western portico bear the date 1248 AH (1832-33 AD) , and on the wooden door opening on Ja’fari Avenue , the date 1291 AH (1874-75) can be read .
The plan of the mosque is of the four-arced type , with three main entrances . The western entrance gives access to the Great Bazaar of Borujerd . The mosque’s yard measures 61×47  m , and the roof arch of the southern prayer all has a height of approximately 17 m . The interior decorations of the mosque consist of tile works , stucco carving and moqarnas chiseling . The stones of the northern portico’s main base are also decorated with very fine patterns .
Soltani Mosque of Borujerd was known as Masjed Shah in the Pahlavi Dynasty and today it is called Masjed-e Imam Khomeini . It is nationally registered and protected . However , it was badly damaged during the Borujerd earthquake , March 2006 .
Imamzadeh Jafar
Imamzadeh Jafar
Im?mz?deh Ja‘far is a historical mausoleum in Borujerd , western Iran . The tomb contains the remains of Abulq?sim Ja’far ibn al-Husayn , grandson of the Shī‘ah Imam Ali ibn Hussayn .
Built in the 11th century AD , Imamzadeh Jafar is one of the few examples of the architecture of the Seljuq and Ilkhanid eras in Iran . A very similar mausoleum is the Tomb of Daniel in Susa , south western Iran . The building is octagonal with a high dome in the center . The height of the conic-shaped dome is 25 meters from the base . The main entrance is in east side and there are two halls decorated with tile work from the Safavid (16th century) and Qajar (19th century) times . The doors and the fringes are decorated by Safavid era intricate decorations . The interior decoration of the building has changed during different times and lastly , it has been covered with millions of small mirrors .
The main gate is in wood , with engraved decorations from Safavid era . Below the ground floor , there is a small room containing the main grave which is not accessible for public .
This shrine is located in the middle of a historical graveyard with many old graves and trees . 30 meters far from the main building there is another historical tomb , known as Do Kh?haran ("The Two Sisters") which belongs to two saints .
In March 2006 , a strong earthquake in Borujerd caused extensive damage to the tomb . The mud-brick parts of the building destroyed up to 50% according to the officials and a big hole appeared on the dome .